License to carry Newtown will enable you to purchase, carry and own a firearm. It is also what you need if you wish to use a gun in self-defense. All in all, it is important to note that not everyone who makes an application ends up getting the LTC Ma. If you are really interested in getting your firearm license, there are a number of things you will need to do.
Determine I you are eligible
The first step you need to take is that of determining whether you are eligible for the LTC Newtown. There is nothing more frustrating than completing the required Massachusetts gun safety course and submitting the relevant application forms only for you to be denied a license. To avoid the frustrations, you need to start by making sure that you are eligible.
There are so many things that are considered. The first is whether the applicant has a good criminal record. This does not have to be sparkling clean. However, there are certain crimes that will keep you from ever getting a license to carry Newtown. The main crimes that will keep you from qualifying for the license include:
- Crimes punishable by a prison time of not less than two years
- Crimes involving domestic violence
- Crimes involving the possession, sale or distribution of firearms or ammunition
- Outstanding warrants of arrest in any of the states
Second, your mental health will be considered. If you have ever been committed in an institution for mental health, you will not be able to qualify for the LTC or FID Ma unless a doctor says in writing that the condition no longer applies to you. Last but not least, you have to be a resident of Massachusetts and be over the age of 21 in order to qualify for the LTC Ma.
Complete gun safety course
Now that you are sure you are eligible, it is time to complete the gun safety courses Newtown. Do so in a recognized institution. The purpose of these courses is to familiarize you with the gun laws in Massachusetts and to teach you more on gun safety and handling. You will need to attach the certificate you get from the gun safety course to your application for a license to carry.
Download the forms and get the service fee ready
You can get the application forms from the local police department. Make sure you ask them all the questions you may have about the application process. The application fee for either the FID or LTC Ma is $100. You need to have this ready.
Fill the forms accurately and submit to the local police department
When filling the application forms, you are doing so under oath. Make sure that you fill out the forms accurately and honestly. The completed form should then be submitted to the local police department.